I've had mine for about a year - maybe a bit less. Basically it is hell-bent-for-leather tough. While some reviews stated the handle overlay did not hold up well - mine is doing fine. It holds an edge well, and sharpens easily, too.
If I had to make one comment on the down side - it was also hell-bent-for-leather hard to get in and especially out of the sheath!!!!! Repeated use didn't help. So - I carved away a bit of the handle material to the point where it fits my needs.
Note: Thsoe who will be carrying inverted will probably like the nice, tight fit.
jmoore (aka - BoneDaddy)
"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." Thucydides